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Arnold Lupton

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Arnold Lupton F.G.S., consulting engineer (Mining), Tinsley Park Colliery Co., Ltd., and Shirebrook Colliery, Ltd., 7, Victoria Street, Westminster, London, S.W.1. (1922)

1847 Born in Whitby

1863 Articled to Woodhouse and Jeffcock, civil and mining engineers

1867 Went into practice on his own account as a Consulting Engineer in Chesterfield

Employed by the Royal Coal Commission to prepare maps, sections and estimates showing each seam of coal and the acreage and tonnage got and remaining to get in the counties of Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in each seam; also gave evidence as to the temperature of deep mines.

1869 Started managing a colliery (Highfield Colliery, Oakerthorpe).

1874 Started using electrical signals and for blasting underground

Resident Engineer and Manager, Bettisfield Colliery.

1877 Member of Inst Mech Engineers

1878-9 Professor of Coal Mining, Leeds University

1878-98 Professor of Mining Engineering, Yorkshire College.

Sank pit through quicksand by pneumatic process

Manager and Consulting Engineer of the Manston, New Hall, Fieldhouse, and Rock Collieries.

Obtained leases for and projected, designed and executed as Engineer and Managing Director the works of Shirebrook Colliery, Ltd.

Projected and obtained Acts of Parliament for Yorkshire Electric Power and for Derby and Nottingham Electric Power.

1897 Installed 150hp electrical plant at Shirebrook Colliery

1900 Installed 150hp electrical plant at Tinsley Park Colliery

1901 Arnold Lupton 54, mining engineer, employer, lived in Leeds with Jessie Lupton 41[1]

1901 Member of IEE

1906-10 Member of Parliament.

1911 Arnold Lupton 64, mining engineer, lived in Westminster with Jessie Lupton 51[2]

Awarded prize by International Commission for development of Niagara Water Power, electrically and pneumatically.

Projected new works of Tinsley Park Colliery, Ltd. Obtained leases for Yorkshire Main Colliery, Ltd., Maltby Main Colliery, Ltd., Harworth Main Colliery, Ltd.

Chairman of the Yorkshire Power Co.

Member of Institute of South West Engineers, Midland Institute of Mining Engineers, National Association of Colliery Managers.

1930 Died in London[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. 1911 census
  3. BMD
  • Mechanical engineer records
  • Civil Engineer records
  • Electrical engineer records